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Sporobolus compositus (Composite dropseed)
Strickland, Sam C.

Sporobolus compositus

Sporobolus compositus (Poir.) Merr.

Composite Dropseed, Tall Dropseed

Poaceae (Grass Family)


USDA Symbol: SPCO16

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


From the Image Gallery

4 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CO , CT , DE , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB

Value to Beneficial Insects

Provides Nesting Materials/Structure for Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Sporobolus compositus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sporobolus compositus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sporobolus compositus


Record Modified: 2018-09-24
Research By: TWC Staff

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